MEng Mathematics and Computer Science (GG1K)

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UCAS code GG1K
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 26 overall for BSc/MEng Mathematics and Computer Science courses

About MEng Mathematics and Computer Science

This course combines theoretical knowledge from mathematics with concrete applications in computer science. It is ideal for anyone looking to apply themselves to problem solving in fields such as cryptography, algorithm design, artificial intelligence and high performance computing.

In the first year you will study essential core components of mathematics and computer science, giving you a rigorous foundation for future years. Subsequently, you will have the opportunity to tailor your mathematics and computer science options so that you graduate with a balance of theoretical and practical skills that reflect your interests.

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Find out more about studying Computer Science at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Foundations & Proof
  • Introduction to Group Theory
  • Linear Algebra and Geometry
  • Probability
  • Programming and Algorithms l and ll A
  • Theory of Computation

Second year

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Symbols, Patterns and Signals
  • A choice of units including:
    • Statistics 
    • Combinatorics
    • Optimisation
    • Applied Probability 
    • Linear Algebra
    • Algebra
    • Communication, Complexity and Number Theory
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Concurrent Computing
    • Language Engineering
    • Introduction to Computer Architecture

Third year and fourth year

A choice from a selection of approximately 35 units in each year, plus the opportunity to undertake a research project. This includes units related to current research topics in the School of Mathematics and the Computer Science and Engineering Mathematics departments.

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Find out more about the course structure and units available for Computer Science

Typical offer for MEng Mathematics and Computer Science - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics*, with A* in Mathematics or Further Mathematics; or A* A*A including A* in Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics *; or A*AA, with A* in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
40 overall with 18 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
38 overall with 18 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics*
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits in mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. A-level Mathematics at grade A.**
BTEC offer D*D*D  (IT Practitioners or Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.**
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA and AH: AA including Mathematics*
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer90% overall with 9 in Mathematics*
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*Further Mathematics AS-level or A-level, STEP or AEA Mathematics are highly desirable if offered at your school/college, but not required. **Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admission statement.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade C in Mathematics and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

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